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Michael Palin Play Turns Into An Opera

Michael Palin’s 1994 West End play, The Weekend, is to be adapted into a comic opera with a jazz-inflected score by Highbury Opera Theatre this Autumn, featuring Scott Stroman’s colourful music and Tamsin Collison’s witty libretto. 


News: More Michael Palin This Christmas

Following the huge success of his latest BBC Two travel docu-series, Michael Palin will return to screens once more this December for a bonus Christmas special of Michael Palin: Travels Of A Lifetime, focusing on the travel series Himalaya.

Last month, BBC Two’s Michael Palin: Travels Of A Lifetime drew an average of 2.7m viewers per episode, and saw Sir Michael revisit his travel journals, diary entries and reveal his personal untold story from his most ico


News: Michael Palin, Stephen Fry, Rob Brydon Appear In All-Star Online Benefit

A stellar line-up of the UK’s best-known entertainers will take part in an online variety show on Sunday 27 September (7.30pm start) as part of efforts to stave off the financial crisis facing Bristol’s annual Slapstick festival of screen comedy because of the Covid-19 pandemic. 


News: Michael Palin to Look Back On His Travels In New BBC Series

Michael Palin is to return to BBC Two to reflect on his landmark travel series, in a new four-part documentary entitled Michael Palin’s Travels.

The series will see Michael take the viewer back in time to encounter the places he visited - extraordinary countries and moments from Around The World In 80 Days, Pole To Pole, Full Circle and Sahara, allowing us to experience them as he did, and hear for the first-time his untold personal stories.


News: Media Falls For Fake News About Michael Palin's House Fire

Michael Palin has been the unwitting victim of fake news.

It has transpired that the wide-reported story that he accidentally set his north London kitchen on fire and had to be rescued by an octogenerian neghbour was actually a joke in a lghthearted artile that Palin wrote for the latest edition of The Idler.

In the article, which was intended as a whimsical ccount of trying to take it easy after his recent heart operation Palin explain how a stray piece of kitchen roll had caught alight on his stoven:


News: Michal Palin, Dara O Briain Join BBC Moon Landings Season

The BBC is to celebrate 50 years since the first moon landings with a series of programmes across TV, Radio and onlineProgramming will commemorate the historic event, from those involved in the cockpit all the way to our own correspondents covering the first human moon walk, half a decade ago.

Part of the celebration will see Michael Palin take viewers on an adventurou


News: Michael Palin To Tour UK

To mark the paperback publication of his book Erebus: The Story of A Ship,  Monty Python star and much-loved television globe-trotter Michael Palin announces a brand new one-man stage show entitled Live on Stage 2019, Michael Palin, Erebus, Python and Other Stories. It will take him to 12 venues around the UK, beginning in Bournemouth on 7th June and ending in Bath on 7th July. 


News: Knighthood for Michael Palin

Comedian Michael Palin has been awarded a knighthood in the New Year Honours List. He is recognised for services to travel, culture and geography.

Palin, 75, who recently presented a documentary about north Korea for Channel 5 (pictured) said: "I have been a knight before with my Monty Python colleagues but I suppose this is the real thing," 


News: Michael Palin Goes To North Korea

Broadcaster Michael Palin has returned from North Korea, where he has been filming a world exclusive documentary series Michael Palin in North Korea (working title), with unprecedented access, for Channel 5 


News: BBC Special To Look At Life Of Michael Palin

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts and BBC Two today announces that the life and career of Michael Palin CBE will be celebrated in an hour-long television special to be broadcast on BBC Two in the New Year.

Michael Palin: A Life On Screen, co-produced by Bafta Productions and Whizz Kid Entertainment, will reflect on Palin’s fascinating career as a Bafta-winning actor, writer and presenter.



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